Samsung Gear VR Launches In December For $199

Samsung Gear VR

We previously heard a rumor that the new Samsung Gear VR would go on sale in December, and that the device would retail for $199, Samsung has now confirmed the pricing and launch details for the device.

Prices for the Samsung Gear VR will start at $199 for the standard model, there will also be another version for $249 which comes with the headset and a Bluetooth gamepad, the company will start selling the device this December.

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JUMPY Kids Smartwatch Interacts With Parents Smartphone (video)

kids smartwatch

If you are looking for a neat way to keep track of your child whilst out and about you might be interested in a new kids smartwatch called JUMPY which supports both Android and iOS smartphones.

The JUMPY kids smartphone has been designed to be worn by children aged 5 and above and connects to the parent smartphone allowing them to not only keep tabs on where their child is but also interact with them in an entertaining way. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about this innovative new kids smartwatch.

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New YouTube Music Key Service Offers Advert Free Music For $8 A Month

YouTube Music Key

Google has today announced the launch of a new subscription service in the form of YouTube Music Key, that provide YouTube users with a way of listening to and streaming songs from YouTube advert free using a new subscription service for $8 per month.

The new YouTube Music Key subscription service has launched into a beta stage of development and also allows you to download music to listen to offline all advert free. Now competing with the likes of Spotify and other music streaming services around the world.

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Second Generation Moto X and Moto G Getting Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Not too long ago, we heard Motorola is rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the second generation Moto G, but later, it was revealed that it’s just a soak test, and not a public roll out.

Now, it seems the soak test is complete, and Motorola has officially announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out for a number of Moto devices, including the new Moto X (Pure Edition and US GSM version), and the new Moto G (global version sold in the US).

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Android 5.0 Lollipop for Most Nexus Devices Rolling Out

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google officially announced via Twitter that starting today, most of the Nexus devices will get the sweet taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop, including Nexus  5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013 and 2014) and Nexus 10.

The update will roll out over-the-air, and may take a few days to complete. So don’t panic if you don’t get it on the first day of release.

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Apple Watch Suppliers Gearing Up For Production

Apple Watch

Apple’s official stance on the launch of the Apple Watch is that it will be available in early 2015, we previously heard that the device could launch in the spring of next year.

We had previously heard rumors that the Apple Watch would launch some time in quarter one of 2015, so this would be between January and March, although the recent news of a spring launch for the device would mean that it would be some time after the 20th of March, as this is when spring starts in the U.S.

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Xbox One ships 10 million units

xbox one

If you’ve been to an electronics retailer like Best Buy, you’ve probably seen stacks of Xbox One bundles throughout the store. Microsoft says that this has helped them boost sales lately. In fact Xbox marketing chief Yusef Mehdi on the Xbox blog, said that Microsoft’s console has moved a massive quantity of units. Almost 10 million. With the special price of $350, Xbox says they’ve been shipping more units than ever now. This is good news since we are headed into the holiday sales season, but Playstation has already beaten them to this milestone, so this is really nothing to brag about.

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New Square Chip Card Reader Launched For $29

New Square Chip Card Reader

Square has launched their new mobile card reader in the U.S., and their latest offering is compatible with both chip based credit cards and also magnetic stripe based cards.

The new Square card reader will be available for $29, which according to square will make it the cheapest chip enabled card reader available on the market.

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Roost Smart Battery Connects Your Existing Smoke Alarms To Your Smartphone (video)

Roost Smart Battery

There are plenty of new gadgets flooding the market at the moment aimed at automating your home and providing a safer environment to live in. However if you already have smoke alarms fitted upgrading to the next generation of smart smoke alarms can be expensive, this is where the Roost Smart Battery may be able to help out.

Priced at just $35 for a single battery or $55 for two, the new Roost Smart Battery allows you to retrofit your existing smoke alarms with smart technology that connects directly to your smartphone for peace of mind and immediate notifications should the alarm sound.

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Wearable Technology Platform Newton2 And M200 Chip Unveiled

Wearable Technology

Developers interested in creating new wearable technology might be interested to know that this week Imagination Tech has unveiled their new wearable Newton2 platform together with an accompanying M200 wearable chip.

The M200 chip takes the form of a dual-core MIPS-based XBurst application processor that has been specifically built for wearable devices. Its equipped with two processors one for heavy processing and the other for background tasks.

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